If Tooele County Babe Ruth Baseball, T-Ball and Machine Pitch leagues are as fun to play as they are to watch, the players are having the time of their young lives out on the field.
On the sidelines, parents cheer for hits and misses. Coaches give gentle reminders on how to hold the bat and try to keep players focused on hitting and running. One parent at a T-Ball game wistfully remembered the time dandelions decorated the field and a team of mostly 5-year-old players got distracted from chasing balls by taking breaks to pick dandelions and blow the seeds into the air.
The players may have found their distractions, but all came to play baseball. They hit pop flys and grounders, tossed the ball to first and tagged bases. The games ended in good will and high fives while sportsmanship won, fun abounded, the love of the game expanded and everyone enjoyed a great time at the ballpark.